Editorials

Editorials

Help low-wage workers save for the future

Hand-wringing over the plight of the working poor is a non-partisan activity. Everyone gets in on the act – Democrats, Republicans, Libertarians and all the rest. Beyond the angst, hardly anything ever gets done. Until now.

Editorials

DEA ignores reality, refuses to delist weed

Even people who have never smoked marijuana, people who hate the smell and will likely vote against Proposition 64 to legalize recreational use are wondering about this week’s decision that leaves weed on the list of the most dangerous drugs in America.

Editorials

Valley deserves a voice among UC regents

Fred Ruiz did great work on the UC Board of Regents for 12 years, voicing the viewpoints of San Joaquin Valley residents and educating fellow regents on the challenges that families face here. He wisely didn’t seek reappointment at age 73 because of the great demands of this service. But he parted with a message to Gov. Jerry Brown: There should be someone from the Valley “to be a voice to the regents.”

Editorials

States can’t block right to abortion

A woman has the right to determine when and whether she will bear a child. That right – first established by the U.S. Supreme Court in Roe v. Wade in 1973 – was reaffirmed on Monday when the court struck down a law that placed obstacles in front of Texas women who wanted to get an abortion.

Videos

Hope Stokes talks about El Capitan's win over Buhach Colony

El Capitan defeats Buhach Colony 14-8 to improve to 4-0 in the Central California Conference with the help of Hope Stokes' three goals and five steals on Monday at Buhach Colony High. (By Shawn Jansen/sjansen@mercedsunstar.com).
sjansen@mercedsunstar.com
Hope Stokes talks about El Capitan's win over Buhach Colony 2:03

Hope Stokes talks about El Capitan's win over Buhach Colony

Stone Ridge Guts out road win over Brookside 4:01

Stone Ridge Guts out road win over Brookside

Highlights of Pitman's 34-27 win over Merced 4:01

Highlights of Pitman's 34-27 win over Merced

El Capitan's Isaac Gonzalez on the Gauchos' Big win 2:06

El Capitan's Isaac Gonzalez on the Gauchos' Big win